Probably known best for his colorful illustrations, he’s a great writer with simple story lines, usually involving animals (which most kids love). Carle’s books appeal to babies and preschoolers alike — both my kids enjoy his stuff. His books usually have a unique set up, such as holes in the pages or smaller pages leading to bigger ones., ,
He’s one of the better modern-day authors, with lovable characters who go through many of the same day-to-day situations as our children. , , and
His over-the-top plots and delightful illustrations are a joy to read out loud, and they interest a wide age range of kids (and adults).
Margret and H.A. Rey
As a married couple with a fascinating story of adventure in their own life, the Reys created one of the most well-loved characters in children’s literature. They’ve created other wonderful characters as well, and a simple voice and universally-appealing plots make most of their works a classic. All seven of the (many were written later with the same character, but they weren’t penned by the original authors — and they’re not as good), , ,